Observed flow Jan-Mar 2012:

River flows were far above normal in most of the North Island and in Central Otago, and far below normal on the West Coast of the South Island. 

Maps and more details of our 3-monthly outlook for river flows, soil moisture, rainfall, and temperature are available from NIWA's Seasonal Climate Outlook. See the latest New Zealand Climate Update for more general climate forecasts and restrospective information. 

River flows Jan to Mar 2012